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How to prepare for summer months

It's almost summertime, which means basking in the warmth of the sun. Summer is a time of renewal and rejuvenation. Wherever you live in America, you will need specific summer items in your arsenal. Survival experts and serious preppers take time to also be summer-ready.


Following are ways you can prepare yourself to make the most of what the summer months offer. First, sit with your family to make preparations for a fun and safe summer, including the following aspects of your life:

  • Mind

  • Body

  • Soul

Mind

  • Learn new card games

  • Work on family history together

  • Do crafts you have not tried before

  • Read classic literature

  • Go scavenging at garage sales or thrift stores

  • Learn how to make jewelry like paracord bracelets

  • Learn how to tie different knots

  • Visit local museums or historical sight

  • Go on a day trip

  • Learn a foreign language

  • Be acquainted with all of your neighbors

  • Travel to a national park or local nature reserve

Body

  • Soaking in the rays and Vitamin D

  • Fresh fruits and veggies

  • Eat healthier fresh foods from the garden.

  • You can be more active and exercise regularly

  • Outdoor exercising and sports

  • Comfy lightweight clothing

  • Amusement parks

  • Long walks

  • Fresh air

  • The smell of freshly cut grass

  • Enjoying gardening and harvest

Soul

  • Perform random acts of kindness

  • Summer days are longer, sunnier, and a bit lazier. Laziness can be a good thing to renew your body, indulge in peaceful activities, and plan for more downtime.

  • A more laidback schedule allows your mind to stop racing. You can bask in the warm sun and rejoice in more free time.

  • Stay up and enjoy the outdoors longer because the sun stays up longer. Summer evenings are delightful and a good time to visit with friends and family.

  • You can smell the sweet, mild fragrances of blossoming flowers.

  • Prepare a getaway with your spouse and children. Many of the best memories come in the summer from vacations.

  • Enjoy the serene, beautiful sights of lakes surrounded by green forests.

What summertime traumas occur the most?

  • Bicycling-related injuries: You might think that most bicycle accidents that occur during the summer are children, but there are more in the 25 to 64 age range.

  • Burns are very common during the summer due to grills and fireworks.

  • Trampoline-related injuries: Most trampoline injuries occur when more than one person jumps at a time. Those under 15 years of age are most commonly injured.